• Home Schooling

    Attitudes About Homeschooling May Get Unexpected Boost From a Year of Remote Learning

    Remote instruction may have raised acceptance of school that happens at home. STEM courses in higher education need labs, but that doesn’t mean labs are being used online. And the pandemic year has taken a toll on U.S. education conferences—all in this Edtech Reports Recap. Home Is Where the Homeschooling Is Could greater public approval of homeschooling be an unexpected result of the pandemic’s forced experiment in remote online learning? Two surveys make it look that way. The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey finds homeschooling rates have more than doubled during the pandemic. The Census Bureau finds that between spring 2020 and fall 2020, the percentage of U.S. households…

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  • Online School

    Pasco MySchool Online Learning Not Offered Next School Year

    PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — The Pasco County Schools Superintendent Kurt Browning announced Tuesday in an online video statement that the school district will not offer MySchool online learning for the 2021-2022 school year.  Browning said the decision was made based on recent positive trends that there will no longer be a need for MySchool online learning next year and that the vast majority of students will be back in the classroom.  Browning also noted that the Florida Department of Education only authorized Florida school systems to offer MySchool online-type options for the 2020-2021 school year.  “Current indications are that such programs will not be authorized by the state for the…

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  • Jobs

    Some pay over $70,000 per year

    1. Customer care advocate Customer care advocates field customer requests and inquiries and ensure their needs are met. They advocate the customer’s case to higher-level executives and help them solve problems. Average national salary: $36,900, according to Salary.com 2. Human resources assistant Human resources assistants are responsible for many administrative tasks in the HR department, including scheduling appointments, conducting orientation for new hires, and keeping company employment information up to date. Average national salary: $41,800, according to Indeed 3. Sales development representative A sales development representative helps a company’s sales team generate and find leads by doing research on prospects in their industry and reaching out to potential clients. Average…

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  • Online School

    Trust the Leader in Online School: Utah Virtual Academy Now Accepting Enrollments for 2021-2022 School Year

    MURRAY, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After an academic year like no other, Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA), an accredited online public charter school, is welcoming students to enroll for the 2021-2022 school year. “There’s no doubt that this past year has delivered many changes,” said UTVA Head of School Meghan Merideth. “What hasn’t changed is our commitment to provide families across the state with a dedicated online solution that supports all students achieve growth and success.” UTVA students take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science, history, world languages, art, and music. Advanced Placement® courses and concurrent college enrollment courses are also available to eligible high school students.…

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  • Online School

    The DePaulia | DePaul students look back on a full year of online school

    On March 11, 2020, DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban announced that the upcoming spring quarter would be almost entirely remote, due to growing fears regarding the potential spread of Covid-19 on campus. “In the interest of the health and safety of our community, DePaul has decided to take proactive, immediate steps to encourage social distancing — a practice that is encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of Covid-19, or coronavirus,” he said in an email to the DePaul community. In The DePaulia’s initial coverage of this news, we noted that it was “unclear if the university’s decision was set in stone.” Over a…

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  • Online School

    After challenging year of online school, Phoenix teacher returns to classroom

    Angelica Gaona, a fourth grade teacher in Phoenix’s Alhambra Elementary School District, spent a year teaching from home because of the coronavirus pandemic. (KTAR News Photo/Griselda Zetino) This story is part of KTAR News’ “Pandemic in Arizona: One Year In” special report on 92.3 FM, online and our app. PHOENIX — After spending nearly a year teaching in front of a computer screen, Angelica Gaona headed back to her Phoenix classroom Monday. She’s a fourth-grade teacher in the Alhambra Elementary School District, which is welcoming students back for in-person classes this week. “I miss the kids so much,” she told KTAR News 92.3 FM. “That’s what I miss the most.”…

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  • Exchange Student

    Foreign exchange students come to Huron Valley in pandemic year

    Matilde Sardi was in a café in Italy on Aug. 17 when the call came. Could she be ready to come to the United States the next week and stay for the school year? The 17-year-old burst into tears. “It was one of the best moments of my life,” Sardi recalls. “Seriously. I couldn’t have been more happy, I  had my visa and placement, and on the 24th of August, I had the flight and was here.” “Here” is Lakeland High School in the Huron Valley School District, where she is experiencing a year that would have been unique as a foreign exchange student, but in a pandemic, has become…

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